Posts Tagged Obituaries

Longtime Ohio State spokesman Steve Snapp dead at 69

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Snapp, a longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director, has died. He was 69.

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Bruce Lundvall, long-time Blue Note Records president, dies

In this March 26, 2009 file photo, President of Blue Note Records Bruce Lundvall poses for a picture in his office in New York. Lundvall, who revived the iconic Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, has died at age 79. Lundvall died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., of complications from a prolonged battle with Parkinson's disease, Blue Note publicist Cem Kurosman said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Record executive Bruce Lundvall, who revived the iconic Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, has died at age 79.

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Correction: Obit-Peter Gay story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 12 about the death of historian Peter Gay, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to German author Karl May as Ernest May.

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President of Red Sox minor league affiliate PawSox dies

In this April 2, 2015, file photo, James Skeffington, principal owner and President of the PawSox Triple-A baseball team, speaks during a tour of a site for the team's proposed new stadium in Providence, R.I. Team spokeswoman Patti Doyle said Skeffington died Sunday night, May 17, 2015, while jogging in Barrington, R.I., where he lived. He was 73. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington, a lawyer who became the minor league affiliate’s public face and lead cheerleader for a plan to move the team to downtown Providence, has died. He was 73.

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Spokeswoman: PawSox president James Skeffington dies

In this April 2, 2015 photo, James Skeffington, principal owner and President of the PawSox Triple-A baseball team, speaks during a tour of a site for the team's proposed new stadium in Providence, R.I. Team spokeswoman Patti Doyle said Skeffington died Sunday night, May 17, 2015, while jogging in Barrington, R.I., where he lived. He was 73. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man who became the public face of a proposal to move the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox to a riverfront ballpark in Providence has died, leading to questions about the next step for the team.

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